Mr. Bob Roos saw the tractor that I had previously restored at the California Mid State Fair and generously offered to donate his 1936 John Deere A to me if I was interested in another restoration project.
I, along with my mentor, went to see the tractor at Mr. Roos' farm. We determined that it was a great candidate for restoration and we brought it home.
I restored this tractor in my grandfather's barn, doing most of the work after school and on weekends or late nights. The only work I had to send out to be done was the boring and sleeving of the cylinders and the machine work on the cylinder head. The tires were mounted by a local tire shop as a donation.
The rest of the work was done by myself with the help of friends, neighbors and family. I used the skills I had learned when I restored my 1950 John Deere B in 2018. I had a good basis to work with, but had to learn many new skills. This was the first time that I had ever had to tear down and rebuild an entire engine.